Lactose intolerance is how dieticians scientifically label being unable to digest lactose, which is a type of carbohydrates found mainly in dairy products. If you are lactose intolerant, then you must have experienced things such as gases, bloating, discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other stomach disorder symptoms when eating dairy products.
Lactose intolerance should not be confused with allergy to lactose since allergy can be fatal while lactose intolerance never is and you can actually do certain things that can make it less annoying and more tolerable, such as:
1- Boil and drink ginger. Ginger has a potent effect in relieving stomach pain. This harmless natural ingredient is probably more powerful than most stomach pills you can find in any drugstore. Drinking boiled ginger can rid you of the aftermath you will get after eating dairy products as a lactose intolerant. Both powdered and fresh ginger are potent, but the fresher it is the most effective it will be.
2- Make sure you take those supplements and multivitamins. You might not feel it but, being lactose intolerant means you will be lacking some of the most vital nutrients. We could even say that you are risking osteoporosis, anemia and many other illnesses due to lactose intolerance since the nutrients needed for treating these disorders are found in large proportions in dairy products. So make sure you take multivitamins daily.
3- Some types of dairy products are good to go. Yes, there are actually many dairy products you can still eat, such as Swiss cheese and cheddar. Moreover, yogurt and kefir with live cultures is recommended since live cultures relieve your stomach and disintegrate lactose. Whole fat milk is recommended as well since the fat is rich in nutrients and can obstruct lactose absorption.
4- Not that milk, but the other milk. There are plant based milks such as soy milk, hemp milk, rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk and oat milk. These milks might not be as rich in nutrients as cow milk, but they are still healthy and good for your morning coffee.
5- Chamomile. This is another strategy for dealing with the aftermath of consuming milk rather than giving up dairy products altogether. Chamomile has a powerful soothing effect that can relieve any discomfort and disorders that result from consumption of dairy products.